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26 Nov 2020

5 Ways to be a part of World AIDS Day 2020

World AIDS Day 2020 is going to look a little different on 1 December. Usually, you would find an army of volunteers handing out red ribbons on street corners and we'd be coming together in large groups for events like the World AIDS Day Memorial.But even in a time of physical distancing, there are number of ways that you can take part in World AIDS Day 2020 and remind others that Now More Than Ever - HIV Still Matters.

20 Nov 2020

Trans Day of Remembrance 2020

For our recent annual report, A Year Like No Other, we spoke to a number of community members about the past year and the challenges faced by our LGBTIQ communities. As we recognise Transgender Day of Remembrance 2020, we spoke to one of the community members from our trans and gender diverse communities - Luka.

19 Nov 2020

From CAMP to Queer: How Far have we Come?

On Sunday 15 November, the 28th Keith Harbour Address was delivered by longstanding gay rights activist, academic and author - Professor Dennis Altman AM. He is well known for his pioneering work with Gay Liberation in the 1970s, his leadership throughout the AIDS crisis, and his published works including Homosexual: Oppression & Liberation in 1971 through to Unrequited Love last year. Here is his address titled From CAMP to Queer: How Far have we Come?

12 Nov 2020

COVID 'Sex Bubble'

COVID-19 remains a very real threat to the health and wellbeing of the community. Since lockdown commenced our community has had to accommodate isolation, loneliness and the stresses associated with being unable to connect with others.

08 Oct 2020

Be a part of the World AIDS Day Memorial

This year, due to COVID-19, the 2020 World AIDS Day Memorial will be carried out without people gathering at the Positive Living Centre. There will be an online event and we are encouraging members of the public to contribute to this year’s memorial.

18 Sep 2020

CEO Update: We're Moving!

As the number of COVID-19 cases in Victoria continue to decline, Thorne Harbour CEO Simon Ruth talks to our LGBTI and HIV communities about change. This includes an upcoming change for Thorne Harbour Health as the organisation prepares to move into a new location at 200 Hoddle Street in Abbotsford and later the Victorian Pride Centre.

18 Sep 2020

Call for Board Nominations

The Victorian AIDS Council Inc (VAC) and Gay Men’s Health Centre Inc (GMHC), trading as Thorne Harbour Health are seeking visionary and capable people who work well with others to nominate for election to three vacancies on the VAC Board of Directors and three vacancies on the GMHC Board of Directors.

18 Sep 2020

Re: Imogen (No. 6) [2020] FamCA 761

Equinox Gender Diverse Health Centre provides trans affirmative and person-centred health care by emphasising partnership, education, and self-determination. We view treatment as a collaborative effort between the patient and the provider. All patients of Equinox are determined to be competent prior to treatment initiation.

23 Jul 2020

Remembering Harriet

We recently lost a longstanding volunteer, Harriet, whose legacy as a community volunteer stretched from responding to the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic to the challenges faced by our LGBTI communities today - both at Thorne Harbour and other LGBTI organisations.

10 Jul 2020

Using masks to fight COVID-19

Many people are using face masks to prevent either catching or passing on COVID-19. There is a lot of information on how to prevent the virus. Effective strategies include: social distancing, washing hands, isolation and self-quarantine. Unfortunately, there is not a great deal of evidence regarding the use of face masks in non-medical settings.

10 Jul 2020

CEO Update: Melbourne's Lockdown and Masks

As Melbourne returns to lockdown in response to a second wave of COVID-19, CEO Simon Ruth talks about what we need to do to stop the spread in Melbourne as well as the support services out there for our LGBTI communities.

09 Jul 2020

COVID-19 Resources to Support Intl Students and Multicultural Communities

Navigating through the healthcare system, welfare system and finding support as an international student can be confusing, especially during this time.

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